The DNP Student Experience
Earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Emory University is a unique experience. Students benefit from a tight-knit community with meaningful interactions with faculty and classmates alike. The leadership-focused curriculum prepares students to become visionary nurse leaders who will transform all facets of health care delivery from the bedside to the boardroom in hospitals, corporations, private practices, government, and educational settings.
Experience Cohort + Leading Faculty
The DNP cohort is comprised of leading clinicians from all walks of life. Recent students include a clinical nurse leader from the world-famous Ebola care team from Emory University Hospital, a nurse anesthetist who is creating groundbreaking new programs for patients, and a midwife who is reviving a model of care for a health system in Texas. These dynamic DNP students coupled with nationally-recognized faculty who care about their students’ success creates a program that provides unparalleled learning from peers and faculty.
Requirements for Post RN DNP admission include:
- Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited College or University
- Unencumbered RN license in the state(s) in which you will be completing your clinical training/project
- Application for Admission
- $50 Application Fee
- Official transcripts from each school attended
- Curricula Vitae or resume
- A personal statement describing why you want to be a student in the Emory DNP program along with a brief statement of your project interests for practice, process, or systems-based health and healthcare improvement (500 words)
- 2-3 Professional references (preference for at least one to be a nursing supervisor)
- Students with international nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework.
- Students with international transcripts for non-nursing degrees must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org) for previous non-nursing coursework.
- TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required if English is a second language. Read Emory University's accepted tests policy here.
* Preferred method: Choose Emory University - School of Nursing in the electronic transcript systems or have your school email your official transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your school does not participate in the electronic transcript system or cannot email your transcripts then please have them mail a hard copy to:
Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
1520 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
*Please note that all courses and degrees in the application checklist must be verified by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs before they are marked as received. Please allow 2-4 weeks after all transcripts are received.
Admission decisions will be based upon candidate competitiveness and space availability. Applicants could potentially be placed on a waitlist. Decisions for waitlisted applicants are announced as seats become available, up to the first day of orientation.
For questions or concerns about the application process, please contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at 404.727.7980.
What are On-Campus Sessions?
On-Campus sessions, also called “Semester Saturdays,” will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. (EST). The format will be business conference style with students attending class in the NHWSN building. Attire will be business casual for students and agendas will include: DNP student presentations, group work and special interactive presentations with renowned guest speakers. On-campus sessions may also include advising as needed.
On-campus sessions will take place on the following days:
Saturday, February 6 (Virtual)
Saturday, March 20 (Virtual)
Saturday, July 10 (Virtual)
Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Virtual)
Saturday, October 23, 2021 (Virtual)
Saturday, February 5, 2022 (In-person) *TBD
Saturday, March 19, 2022 (In-person) *TBD
Saturday, July 9, 2022 (In-person) *TBD
This is a hybrid program with both online and face to face interaction during every semester. Each Fall and Spring semester students and faculty will meet for two on-campus sessions. During the Summer semester, there is one on-campus session.
Financial Aid / Tuition
Distance Accessibility in Your State
Applicants to any of our distance-accessible courses/ programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory is working toward developing a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia and those states identified, should contact their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in a distance-accessible program.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, doctor of nursing practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Emory University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.